Green worms on my gelito plants

I am having issues with little green worms on my Geleto plants. I NEEM OILthem weekly still got the worms
I have been putting diatomaceous earth on them
They haven’t touched my white yet. I grow out side

The plants that got the investation were 9n my deck
Took infected leaves off.Can I put neem oil on weekly and still put diatomaceous earth on them too?

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Try BT, here is an image of one of the products that contains BT.

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I checked the BT out my problem is the little white flies are laying eggs and then they turn into little green green worms and start eating thank you I just want to know if I can keep putting my neem oil on way weekly, and still spray though Diatomaceous earth on them I had the same problem last year and these are on the deck 8 feet in the air so they’re not in the ground and there in 25 gallon grow pots

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Are you sure its white flies laying eggs that are turning into caterpillars? I think you have a moth problem.

You should not spray neem when in flower.

DE only works when dry.

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White fly would make really small caterpillars. I get caterpillars about 3/8 of an inch long and bright green. Im certain they come from moths. Like maybe cabbage moths?


I pulled one from a stem after it did this

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Yep that’s it

Little bastards!

Ive only seen 3 this year! Knock on wood!

@Dreamer,

Checkthis out my friend

Caterpillars cutworms, cabbageworms, ect.)

There are several different kinds of catapillars that may affect cannabis plants, mainly the ones
that affect the plants, do almost the same damage, some do more severe depending on the numbers
you have eating on your plants. Most caterpillars will do damage by chewing holes in the leaves,
the holes will be kind of big, if so you know it’s not going to be a smaller kind of pest.
If you find caterpillars have been eating at your plants and you need to get rid of them; there
are several non-toxic and least toxic methods to choose from. You can also shake your plant a bit
to make the caterpillars fall off your plants. . If your plants are affected during late flowering
or close to harvest, please try to use the safest means of control to be safe to your health.

Prevent and Control

Hand picking: Easy way to control them is to pick them up and knock them into a bucket of soapy water.
If you are scared about handling caterpillars, you can use some gloves or have someone else pick them up for you.

PERMETHRIN dust
BTK in dust form can be used to kill caterpillars. BTK can also be used to foliar spray your plants.
One tablespoon of neem oil added to your BT mix helps stick the mix to the plants better when you are
foliar spraying… BTK is available in liquid form. Apply BTK on all of the leaves both top and underside
If you decided using the dust kind,spray your plants down with water before you apply the dust Apply
every week to 2 weeks and or after it rains. The caterpillars must eat the BT as they are feeding on
foliage in order for the caterpillars to be rid of.

Organic

Insecticidal soaps, neem, oil, and spinosad are the safest insecticides that can be used to control…
Soaps and neem are non-toxic and are great to use when you have a lot of pests and want to be friendly
to nature and its animals. Spinosad works very very good in controlling the caterpillar population and
is non toxic to wild-life, pets, and humans. It hardly has any impact at all on the plants.

B S .afe

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Thats definitely Moth larvae.

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@AAA and you are "CORRECT MY FRIEND " and here’s WHY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

CATERPILLARS are soft bodied, segmented larvae, pale green or other colors, depending on the species. Most are the larvae of various species of moths; the imported cabbageworm is the larvae of the white cabbage butterfly. Cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni), codling moths ( Cydia pomonella ), and other caterpillars may become serious pests in both greenhouses and row crops systems if their numbers are allowed to build up. Caterpillars feed on leaves and when they are numerous can eat relatively large amounts of leaf area and damage fruit.

LIFE CYCLE: The adult female moths lay eggs on plant leaves. The young larvae do little damage at first, but as they grow to full size they chew progressively larger holes in leaves.

CONTROL: Caterpillar control is primarily needed in controlled environments like greenhouses and outdoor monocrops that lack biodiversity and create a biological vacuum. In other more diverse outdoor production areas, birds and naturally occurring predator insects will help control caterpillar populations. In these cases, we may not want to completely eradicate caterpillars because they (and the moths and butterflies they become) are crucial as pollinators and food sources for other native species. For more information on native predators and promoting their habitats see this recent publication by Washington State University.

Identifying the species of caterpillar you are seeing in your farming system is key. Try using traps to monitor and identify the pest – Sound Horticulture offers over 300 specific traps and lures, many of which are designed for the Lepidopteran family (see Lures & Traps). Knowing your crop system and the pest problems you experience annually will help you take preventative measures. Talk to your IPM advisor, know what pest you are coming after, and enhance habitats for natural predators. For more information on caterpillar identification, see the University of California’s Key to Identifying Caterpillars (search by crop).

If needed, there are several microbial pesticides that can be used early on (ask us about Dipel). At the first sign of pest moths in the vicinity, planned releases of Tricogramma spp. can be considered. Trichogramma spp. is a minute parasitic wasp that attacks the eggs of over 150 species of moths, including cabbage looper, codling moth, oriental fruit moth, twig borers and fruitworms (see Tricogramma spp. ). Repeated applications of Tricogramma early on in the infection period will be necessary to build adequate populations of the parasitic wasp. Please discuss your strategy with Sound Horticulture and ask us for ideas about how to pre-hatch Tricogramma and increase efficacy.

@AAA
And so he has a moth problem also. I saw that problem aslo as you did…

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Nice to see you posting @garrigan62! Hope all is well.

Thank you, That double pneumonia going on but I got the best of it. I just had to stop doing what I was ddoing for a while.
Now i’em Back In The Saddle Again…boy that sounds formiluary…lol

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I was checking on the tomato plants today. You should have seen the size of the caterpillar I pulled off a plant. It was the length and diameter of my thumb. I will have to look to see if I can find what it is.

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Do you know if the moth bores into the stem or if it is the larvae? I bet I removed 25% of the budded stems on 2 autos.

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It’s all larvae. Moth lands on plants and lays eggs. Eggs hatch and the tiny cats eat some leaf, once big enough they bore!

I spray once a week with BT and release T.Brassicae once every week in the garden.

Also spreading bird seed around/encouraging bird activity will help as they eat the caterpillars. I see birds dive into our garden and come out with a green wiggly cat all the time!

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More than likely a tomato horn worm caterpillar! Large and green with a horn like spike on its ars?

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That sounds line a cut worm?